Our expert says:
As I'm sure you have probably heard or read, overtraining is a big thing and I think that often, people are training too much rather than not enough. The unfortunate side effect of all the attention on overtrainign is that people often wonder if they are overtraining when a few years ago, no one would have given it any thought! But perhaps that is a good thing after all.
In your case, the overall training volume is certainly very high - as I work it out, the minimum training time per day is about 2 hours, which is probably about 90 minutes more than most people. And you do it 5 times a week which is often. But I think in your favour, you've probably managed to keep the intensity quite low and you have a good deal of variety in the training, and this helps keep the enthusiasm and the overall physical load lower. now the key is the symptoms. The following are signs and symptoms of overtraining:
Failure to meet training goals
Lack of sleep
Mid-afternoon energy lull
Persistent niggles, aches and pains
So if you are feeling these, then I would suggest you back off. But if you are not, then by all means keep going. Just be aware that you do need rest days and you do need rest WEEKS, where you back right off the training. So what I would do is train like this for 3 weeks, then take 1 week of much easier training (3 days a week, 60 minutes each), and then start again. Even if you feel great, still do this, because it's a prevention thing.
HOpe this helps and keep it up, and listen to your body.
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